Ginger Beer Highball Cocktail

Hello Lovely,

Ever had one of those weeks when you just needed a drink? Like a real stiff one? That’s how I felt, when I made this drink. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but one of the great things about adulthood, is coming home after having a rough day and being able to fix yourself a drink. But I’ll be honest, this drink was a complete experiment.

I HATE ginger beer. Once as a kid I thought ginger beer and root beer were the same thing. Boy was I sadly mistaken! It was the nastiest thing I ever had! I hate ginger beer, but that didn't stop me from trying it one more time as an adult to see if those feelings had changed. After all, you guys may like ginger beer and this might be the kind of recipe you've been waiting on. So I sucked it up and tried it one more time. And you know what I found out?

I discovered that I still hate ginger beer. It was bitter and sour, which may be the type of drink you like, but not me. I like things sweet and this was just not cutting it. But there is a way to improve the taste if you're just like me and hate ginger beer. ADD SUGAR! I don't know how I forgot to add the sugar the first time. Just as I was about to throw it down the drain, I saw the sugar dish and was instantly inspired.

If you’re having a rough day or even a rough week, call over a couple of girlfriends and enjoy a few drinks. This cocktail is so simple and sooo delicious, it’s ready in 5 minutes or less. Just salt your rim, mix your juices, sweetener and rum and top off with ginger beer. So easy and so fresh!




  • 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or white sugar
  • 1/4 cup white rum
  • 1/4 cup ginger beer
  • salt for the rim
  • grapefruit/ lime slices for garnishing


  1. Spread some kosher salt on a plate. Rub a grapefruit wedge around the rims of your glass and then dip them onto the salted plate.
  2. Add the grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave to the glass and stir until mixed well. Stir in the rum and then top off with ginger beer. Add a slice of grapefruit or lime if desired and enjoy.

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Cucumber and Lime Face Mist

Merry Christmas Everyone! Unfortunately I'm going to have to cut this post short. I'd love to tell you all about my holiday rendezvous, but it shall have to wait for another time. Today I'm giving you guys a quick tutorial on something I gave my friends this year as Christmas gifts!



As the weather cools down, our skin tends to dry up - here we're combining the cooling properties of cucumber & healing benefits of vitamin e for this DIY Cucumber & Lime face mist! Guaranteed to hydrate & refresh. 

You'll Need:

- 1/2 cucumber

- peels of 2 limes
- 2 Vitamin E caps or 2 capfuls of Vitamin E Oil

1. Add cucumber & lime peels to a bowl, fill with boiling water & let sit overnight.
2. Strain, add vitamin e liquid.
3. Funnel into spray bottle. (I used a coffee filter for a funnel, since we don't have one).
4. Shake & enjoy!

I hope you guys enjoyed this little tutorial and I hope you try it for yourself or a friend (share the love right? It's Christmas!) I tried it on my face, after washing, and my skin felt so soft and clean! The cucumber really is refreshing and the Vitamin E keeps my skin hydrated for hours! Tomorrow, I'll share a quick and easy Christmas recipe for when your relatives tell you last minute that you're in charge of dessert!

(And if you want to know how I tied the ribbon, check out the video below)

Until then,